Cromore Gardens death not ‘suspicious’

Police have said the death of Kellyanne Teggart (19) was not 'suspicious'.
Police have said the death of Kellyanne Teggart (19) was not 'suspicious'.

Detectives do not believe the death of a 19 year-old woman in Cromore Gardens yesterday was suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey who is leading the investigation confirmed that a 21 year-old man arrested at the time has been released unconditionally. A file will be prepared for the Coroner.

Kellyanne Teggart, from Portaferry, was found unconscious at the bottom of stairs by paramedics at around 2.30am on Thursday. She was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where she died a while later.

“As a result of enquiries and after studying the results of a post mortem examination, detectives do not believe the death of a 19 year old woman found at Cromore Gardens in Derry yesterday was suspicious,” a police spokesperson said.

Kellyanne had been in Derry studying nursing at University of Ulster, Magee.

Local Sinn Fein Councillor, Kevin Campbell, has been liaising directly with Kellyanne’s family.

“I spoke to the girl’s uncle and as you would imagine the family is utterly devastated,” said Colr. Campbell.